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October 2007 - Posts

Life? Golly!
For those of you interested in such things as John Conway's Game of Life, a new open-source implementation pretty much takes the cake in terms of speed, size, and samples. You can find it on SourceForge at http://golly.sourceforge.net/ . I've Read More...
MSE Domain Password Policy
Every once in a while, you may notice that you can no longer log onto the MSE domain. This is usually due to an expired password. The domain policy is: Passwords expire every 365 days You cannot reuse your last two passwords Passwords must be at least Read More...
New Microsoft Office file formats - .docx .pptx .xlsx
So, Microsoft has finally done something right! Office 2007 uses the OpenXML file format that has received ECMA approval (that's a good thing for interoperability). The biggest change is that the file itself is actually a collection of other files Read More...
Google Search Cheat Sheet
Although search engines are constantly working to improve the quality of their searches, they seem to have no trouble increasing the quantity of what is being searched. Sometimes, it can help a great deal to steer the search more in the direction you Read More...